Google Code Jam is an international programming competition hosted and administered by Google. The competition began in 2003 as a means to identify top engineering talent for potential employment at Google. The competition consists of a set of algorithmic problems which must be solved in a fixed amount of time. Competitors may use any programming language and development environment to obtain their solutions. From 2003 to 2007, Google Code Jam was deployed on Topcoder's platform. Since 2008 Google has developed their own dedicated infrastructure for the contest.
Starting from 2015, Google also runs Distributed Code Jam, with the focus on distributed algorithms. This is run in parallel with the regular Code Jam, with its own qualification and final round, for a top prize of $10,000, but is only open for people who qualify to Round 2 of Code Jam (up to 3000 people).
Several Google Code Jam problems have led to academic research.
|Google Code Jam|
|Budget||$15,000 for winner, smaller prizes for runners-up|
|Tournament||Finals location||Competitors||1st place||2nd place||3rd place|
|2018||Toronto, Canada||?||Gennady Korotkevich||Kamil Debowski||Makoto Soejima|
|2017||Dublin, Ireland||25,289||Gennady Korotkevich||Konstantin Semenov||Vladislav Epifanov|
|2016||New York City, New York, United States||27,170||Gennady Korotkevich||Kevin Atienza||Egor Kulikov|
|2015||Seattle, Washington, United States||23,296||Gennady Korotkevich||Gennady Korotkevich||Makoto Soejima|
|2014||Los Angeles, United States||25,462||Gennady Korotkevich||Evgeny Kapun||Yuzhou Gu|
|2013||London, United Kingdom||21,273||Ivan Metelsky||Vasil Bileckiy||Vladislav Isenbaev|
|2012||New York City, United States||20,613||Jakub Pachocki||Neal Wu||Michal Forišek|
|2011||Tokyo, Japan||14,397||Makoto Soejima||Ivan Metelsky||Jakub Pachocki|
|2010||Dublin, Ireland||12,092||Egor Kulikov||Erik-Jan Krijgsman||Sergey Kopeliovich|
|2009||Mountain View, California, United States||8,605||Tiancheng Lou||Zichao Qi||Yoichi Iwata|
|2008||Mountain View, California, United States||7,154||Tiancheng Lou||Zeyuan Zhu||Bruce Merry|
|2006||New York City, United States||?||Petr Mitrichev||Ying Wang||Andrey Stankevich|
|2005||Mountain View, California, United States||?||Marek Cygan||Erik-Jan Krijgsman||Petr Mitrichev|
|2004||Mountain View, California, United States||?||Sergio Sancho||Po Ruh Loh||Reid Barton|
|2003||Mountain View, California, United States||?||Jimmy Mårdell||Christopher Hendrie||Eugene Vasilchenko|
|Tournament||Finals location||Competitors||1st place||2nd place||3rd place|
|2018||Toronto, Canada||?||Mateusz Radecki||Kevin Atienza||Tomek Czajka|
|2017||Dublin, Ireland||3,000||Andrew He||Evgeny Kapun||Erik-Jan Krijgsman|
|2016||New York City, New York, United States||3,000||Bruce Merry||Yuzhou Gu||Filip Hlasek|
|2015||Seattle, Washington, United States||3,000||Bruce Merry||Marcin Smulewicz||Ting Wei Chen|
|Country||1st place||2nd place||3rd place|
Warsaw University student Marek Cygan got noticed by entering the search-technology company's third annual computer-programming competition—the 2005 Google Code Jam – and scoring the $10,000 grand prize, beating 14,500 ...
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Two versions of this algorithm exist: a deterministic version that enumerates all permutations until it hits a sorted one, and a randomized version that randomly permutes its input. An analogy for the working of the latter version is to sort a deck of cards by throwing the deck into the air, picking the cards up at random, and repeating the process until the deck is sorted. Its name is a portmanteau the words bogus and sort.Codeforces
Codeforces is a website that hosts competitive programming contests. It is maintained by a group of competitive programmers from ITMO University led by Mikhail Mirzayanov. Since 2013, Codeforces claims to surpass Topcoder in terms of active contestants . As of 2018, it has over 600 000 registered users . Codeforces along with other similar websites are used by top sport programmers like Gennady Korotkevich, Petr Mitrichev and Makoto Soejima, but also non-celebrity programmers interested in furthering their careers .Competitive programming
Competitive programming is a mind sport usually held over the Internet or a local network, involving participants trying to program according to provided specifications. Contestants are referred to as sport programmers. Competitive programming is recognized and supported by several multinational software and Internet companies, such as Google and Facebook. There are several organizations who host programming competitions on a regular basis.
A programming competition generally involves the host presenting a set of logical or mathematical problems to the contestants (who can vary in number from tens to several thousands), and contestants are required to write computer programs capable of solving each problem. Judging is based mostly upon number of problems solved and time spent for writing successful solutions, but may also include other factors (quality of output produced, execution time, program size, etc.)Facebook Hacker Cup
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Google Developers (previously Google Code) is Google's site for software development tools, application programming interfaces (APIs), and technical resources. The site contains documentation on using Google developer tools and APIs—including discussion groups and blogs for developers using Google's developer products.
There are APIs offered for almost all of Google's popular consumer products, like Google Maps, YouTube, Google Apps, and others.
The site also features a variety of developer products and tools built specifically for developers. Google App Engine is a hosting service for web apps. Project Hosting gives users version control for open source code. Google Web Toolkit (GWT) allows developers to create Ajax applications in the Java programming language.
The site contains reference information for community based developer products that Google is involved with like Android from the Open Handset Alliance and OpenSocial from the OpenSocial Foundation.Kingdom Rush
Kingdom Rush is a tower defense game developed by Ironhide Game Studio and published by Armor Games, released as a free flash browser game on July 28, 2011, on the iPad on December 19, 2011, on Android in May 2013, and a Unity port in January 2014 via Steam. A sequel, Kingdom Rush: Frontiers, was released on June 6, 2013. The third installment of the franchise, Kingdom Rush: Origins, was launched on November 20, 2014. It was released on PC on October 18, 2018.Luke Pebody
Luke Thomas Pebody (born 1977) is a mathematician who solved the necklace problem. Educated at Rugby School, and competing three times in the International Mathematical Olympiad, Luke Pebody was admitted to Cambridge University at the age of 14 to read mathematics. He went up when he was 16, making him one of the youngest undergraduates in modern times.
Having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College, Cambridge, he proceeded to a doctoral degree at the University of Memphis, where, working with respected graph theorist Béla Bollobás, he presented a possible solution of the reconstruction problem for abelian groups, including the necklace problem.
In 2001, he successfully applied for a junior research fellowship at Cambridge. Before returning to take up residence, he completed a year's research at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey
Pebody's contributions to his field included:
"Contraction-deletion invariants for graphs" (with Béla Bollobás and Oliver Riordan) (J. Combin. Theory Ser. B 80 (2000) 320-345)
"A state-space representation of the HOMFLY polynomial" (with Béla Bollobás and David Weinreich) (Contemporary Combinatorics, Bolyai Society Mathematical Studies 10, 2002) PDF downloadPebody left the field of mathematics for financial services. In 2009, he participated in the Google Code Jam under the alias linguo and was the only person to use the programming language Brainfuck in order to complete a set. He attended the World Final and finished the competition ranked 74th.Outline of Google
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Google:
Google – American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products that include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware.Petr Mitrichev
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Apart from the English language, SPOJ also offers its content in Polish, Portuguese and Vietnamese languages. The solution to problems can be submitted in over 40 programming languages, including esoteric ones, via the Sphere Engine. It is run by the Polish company Sphere Research Labs.The website is considered both an automated evaluator of user-submitted programs as well as an online learning platform to help people understand and solve computational tasks. It also allows students to compare paradigms and approaches with such a wide variety of languages.Topcoder
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In 2015, The Next Web named YPlan the UK's Fasted Growing Tech Company. In 2013, the London Evening Standard reported that Stephen Fry was a fan of the app. On the 21 October 2016, YPlan was acquired by Time Out Group for 1.6 million GBP.In August 2017 the YPlan app for London was discontinued without prior notice.